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northwest diatoms  

Bahls, Loren
Northwest Diatoms Volume 4: STAURONEIS IN THE NORTHERN ROCKIES
50 species of stauroneis sensu stricto from Western Montana, northern Idaho, northwestern Wahington and southwestern Alberta, including 16 species described as new 2010 174 pages , 485 diatom photos (LM), 52 distribution maps and sampling site photos.

ISBN 9780945345848 $155.00

Northwest Diatoms Volumes 1 - 3 are also available

Volume 1:  A photographic catalogue of species in the Montana Diatom Collection.  ISBN 9780945345817  $135.00

Volume 2:  A photographic catalogue of species in the Montana Diatom Collection.  ISBN 9780945345824  $155.00

Volume 3:  A photographic catalogue of species in the Montana Diatom Collection.  ISBN 9780945345831  $155.00

 
Diatoms 

Siver, Peter A. and Paul B. Hamilton:
Iconographia Diatomologica
Diatoms of North America. The Freshwater Flora of Waterbodies on the Atlantic Coastal Plain Vol 22

Annotated Diatom Micrographs. Ed. by Horst Lange - Bertalot. 2011. 2331 micrographs on 273 plates. 12 col. photographs. 7 tabs. 4 appendices. 923 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.

Introduction (An introduction to the Atlantic Coastal Plain from North Carolina to New Jersey/ Chemical & Physical Characteristics of the Atlantic Coastal Plain Sites & A Brief Comparison with Waterbodies on Cape Cod/ General Characteristics of the Diatom Flora, Including a Comparison with the Flora from Waterbodies on Cape Cod)/ The Diatom Flora (General Information / The Taxa) / Literature Cited/ Plates / Appendices / Index. - Quotation from the 'Overview': Approximately 150 collections from 45 waterbodies situated along the Atlantic Coastal Plain were included in this volume. Three areas of focus, the Pocosin National Wildlife Refuge (11 sites), The Croatan National Forest (9 sites) and the Bladen Lakes State Forest (7 sites), are located along the coastal portion of North Carolina. The North Carolina waterbodies included shallow wetlands, small ponds, lakes, larger lakes, and a series of canals cut through significant sections of vegetation, which ranged in size from small depressions of 0.4 ha in size to over 6,475 ha (Phelps Lake). In general, these waterbodies were shallow, less than 3 meters deep and monomictic, not freezing over winter. All sites were associated with pocosin (early settlers used this term to define a low swampy ground, like a wooded swamp) or Carolina bay vegetation characteristic of this portion of the Atlantic Coastal Plain (Richardson et al., 1981). A fourth area of study included 13 waterbodies siuated within the Pinelands National Reserve in southern New Jersey at the northern limit of the Atlantic Coastal Plain. The Pinelands National Preserve consists of sandy, well drained soils and is largely dominated by xerophytic vegetation. Observations of the diatom floras in five small Carolina bays situated on the Delmarva Peninsla in Maryland were also included in this work. The majority of the New Jersey and Maryland waterbodies were shallow lakes that would also be classified as warm monomictic.' - A total of 231 diatom taxa were recorded in the Atlantic Coastal Plain sites. 242 taxa were found in Cape Cod ponds, but not encountered further south in the Atlantic Coastal Plain sites. Additionally, 102 of the species reported from the Atlantic Coastal Plain were not found in Cape Cod waterbodies underscoring the fact that the diatom floras are different between the two regions

ISBN 9783906166957 $295.00
 
 
Iconographia Diatomologica  

Lange - Bertalot, Horst (ed.)
Diatomeen im Süßwasser - Benthos von Mitteleuropa
Bestimmungsflora Kieselalgen für die ökologische Praxis. Über 700 der häufigsten Arten und ihre Ökologie. Von Gabriele Hofmann, Marcus Werum und Horst Lange - Bertalot. 2011. 3522 Fig. auf 133 Tafeln. 908 S. gr8vo. Hardcover.

This book is a condensed and updated freshwater flora of Central European diatoms. 793 taxa are documented photographically, representing over 50% of the recent benthic freshwater diatom flora. Short diagnoses for 707 taxa, followed by ecological features and by comparable taxa with relevant literature references. Two general determination keys for ca. 100 genera, eighteen keys on the species - level for the most species - rich genera. Special focus on biogeography, hydrogeology and typology of aquatic habitats. Based on ca. 11000 samples from various stagnant and running waters preferences of over 500 taxa are indicated. The classification of the 'Red List' of diatom taxa for Germany is added. The main aim of this book is to assist in the identification of taxa used in applied hydrobiology, in particular for water monitoring according to the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive.

ISBN 9783906166926 $195.00
 
 
Mitek  

Zelazna - Wieczorek, Joanna:
Diatom Monographs
Diatom flora in springs of Lodz Hills (Central Poland) Volume 13

Edited by Andrzej Witkowski:  Biodiversity, taxonomy, and temporal changes of episammic diatom assemblages in springs affected by human impact. 2011. approx. 123 plates. 420 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.

The diatom microflora of 10 springs in the Lodz Hills is described: 456 taxa were found. Most of them, 313 taxa are new, rare or interesting. The diatom assemblages in these springs are illustrated, and the documentation consists of more than 1500 micrographs (1154 LEM and 365 SEM). Among the 456 diatom taxa identified, 50 are mentioned in the Red List of the Algae in Poland. Nine diatom taxa were classified as endangered, 15 as vulnerable, 24 as rare, and only two taxa as indeterminate. Springs are the mainstay of diatom species diversity because they are affected by changes associated with human activities more slowly than other aquatic ecosystems. The analysis of the relationship between diatom assemblages and environmental conditions was based on 10 springs in which physical and chemical samples were measured and samples were collected monthly from January 2003 to June 2005. For the ecological analyses of the diatom assemblages the following were used: indexes of diversity, k-dominance curves, Bray - Curtis coefficient, Hierachical Cluster analysis, MDS, SIMPER, BIO- ENV, PCA, and correlation analysis.

ISBN 9783906166933 $225.00
 
 
Mitek

 

Witak, Malgorzata:
Diatom Monographs
Application of diatom biofacies in reconstructing the evolution of sedimentary basins: Volume 12

Edited by Andrzej Witkowski: Records from the southern Baltic Sea differentiated by the extent of the Holocene marine transgressions and human impact. 2010. Many tabs. 295 p. gr8vo. Hardcover.

This monograph presents results of diatom analyses of seven sediment cores taken from various depths of the Gulf of Gdansk between the Hel Peninsula and the coast of Gdansk and Gdynia. A further eight cores were drilled in the northern, southern and central part of the Vistula Lagoon. The present investigation enabled the determination of: the differentiation of diatom assemblage zones based on floristic spectra and ecological groupings; the correlation of palaeoecological units with reference to the following stages: Mastogloia Sea, Littorina Sea, Post - Littorina Sea including the last environmental changes linked to anthropogenic factor; the description of defined diatom biofacies, based on statistical analyses; the reconstruction of spatial and temporal development of both basins, with the emphasis on the role of inflows of sea and riverine waters.

ISBN 9783906166872 $160.00